Studland Bay, Dorset

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    • Dune Erosion
      • Caused by trampling of the dunes
        • Threatening plant and animal species.
      • Fencing setting up designated pathways to reduce trampling.
      • Replanting of vegetation to hold the dunes in place - Marram grass.
    • Traffic Congestion
      • Enlarged the four main car parks so the capacity has been increased by 800.
    • Litter
      • Visitors leave over 12 tonnes a week
      • Dangerous to small animals and birds
      • Provision of litter bins
    • Fire
      • Occur at least once a year
      • Destroy plants and animals
      • Caused by discarded cigarettes and camp fires.
      • Addition of fire hydrants and fire beaters.
    • Signs, leaflets and information boards for visitors
    • Not all management is successful as some fences are broken making trampling possible
    • Naional Trust and Englsih Nature have introduced many schemes since 1982.

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